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WATCH/CHUCK LEAVELL (ROLLING STONES) INTERVIEW PART 2

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 16, 2014

In Part 2 of our interview with Rolling Stones keyboard player Chuck Leavell, we discuss his stage gear, his websites and his bucket list. Interview by Greg Phillips. Film and edit by James Phillips. Wide shots using Sony Music Video Recorder courtesy www.trc.com.au Chuck’s website: 
http://www.chuckleavell.com/ Mother Nature Network:
 http://www.mnn.com/…

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WATCH/CHUCK LEAVELL (ROLLING STONES) INTERVIEW PART 1

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 16, 2014

The Rolling Stones are currently on their 14 On Fire tour of Australia. Due to Mick Jagger suffering a throat infection, the band unfortunately had to cancel their gig at Hanging Rock in country Victoria. Fortunately for us, it meant keyboard player Chuck Leavell had some time to chat with…

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VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: RUNNING YOUNG – ‘Out of Time’

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 16, 2014

Running Young are a five piece alternative/indie rock band from Melbourne. The band was formed after lead singer Joel survived emergency open-heart surgery at just 25 years of age. “I should have died before I even got to hospital because my aorta basically just popped like a balloon,” says Joel,…

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BOMBAY ROCK! THE KONIAC NET

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 16, 2014

“It’s like a metaphorical net that you might get stuck or entangled with but you don’t and everything happens for a reason,” explains David Abraham of the origins of the name of his band, The Koniac Net. “When you are given two paths in life, metaphorical paths. You choose path…

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AWARD WINNING CASIO XW-J1 DJ CONTROLLER

Posted in DJ/dance, Gear    //    Post Date - November 16, 2014

Casio’s XW-J1 DJ Controller won a prestigious product award in America last week, further enhancing the reputation of the innovative DJ unit. Casio America, Inc. announced that the  XW-J1 DJ Controller had been named as an International CES Innovations 2015 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for its XW-J1 DJ Controller…

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CHRISTMAS BENEFIT ALBUM FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 16, 2014

Assembled from a selection of 25 artists hailing from all corners of the Australian continent, ‘Christmas Benefit 2014’ comprises previously unreleased and exclusive material as written and recorded by some of the country’s better and lesser-known song craft-persons. Sitting at a playing time of just over one and one half…

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FACE THE MUSIC? WE DID!

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 15, 2014

Face The Music, the southern state’s annual music talk-fest kicked off yesterday with Melbourne throwing up a typically petulant array of weather experiences. Melbourne’s Face the Music conference is unique in that it shares the Victorian Arts Centre venue with the Australian World Music Expo, which runs parallel with it….

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LABOR ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FUNDING FOR MUSIC IN SCHOOLS IF ELECTED IN VICTORIA

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 12, 2014

A Daniel Andrews’ Labor Government will help bring music lessons to every Victorian school according to its leader and party press release today. Labor will contribute $1.4 million in funding, so all Victorian government schools get the chance to refresh or commence music education in their classrooms in partnership with…

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HEADING TO FACE THE MUSIC? GET ORGANISED WITH THE APP

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 12, 2014

Heading to the Face The Music conference this Friday and Saturday? Need to schedule your sessions, view panellist info, or see who else is attending? Well, there’s an app for that! The new Face The Music free app is live and kicking and available now at all friendly app stores…

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LIVE @PONY

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 12, 2014

Kudos must go to the local, pro-active musical instrument store/recording and rehearsal facility, Pony Music, which is based in Hallam, Victoria. Pony Music  is not only supplying music gear to Australia’s gigging musicians … it’s also supplying the gigs via some wonderful video performances. In conjunction with Channel 31’s Guitar…

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